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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Autumn recording Record Grey Squirrel Record Fly Agaric
Record Ivy Bee
Record Wild Teasel
Record Sloe, Blackthorn
Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Blue House Farm, North Fambridge
Essex Wildlife Trust coastal grazing marsh reserve. Situated along the banks of the River Crouch at North Fambridge. It is bordered by the river to the south, Wild and Ulens Farms to the north (beyond the Wickford-Southminster railway line), Bridgemarsh Island (saltings) to the east and Fambridge village and Fleet Farm to the west.

locate Hatfield Forest
The Last Forest (Oliver Rackham, 1989), with all the elements of a medieval Forest, an early acquisition by the National Trust.

locate Goshems Farm, Tilbury
This is the site of a very old landfill site dating back to Victorian times. It is highly probable that tipping ceased in 1958 when a change in ownership occurred. There was a long continuity of cattle grazing until at least 1997, as indicated by the presence of an important population of the UKBAP Hornet Robber Fly, discovered in the mid 1990s. The sandy shoreline is unprecedented as a habitat in the Thames estuary, together with a section of low chalky cliff.

locate Backwarden, Danbury
An important part of the Danbury ridge with small surviving heather areas and associated invertebrates.

locate Heydon Roadverge
Calcareous grassland verge with rich flora, a small oasis in an arable landscape. A nearby small chalk pit is also important at approx. TL432409. Although in modern Cambridgeshire, these are both in Vice County 19 (North Essex).

locate Highlands Drive garden
Private garden.

locate Rowney Woods
Plantation ancient woodland in process of reverting to original oak-hornbeam woodland. Well known as an oxlip wet woodland.

locate Bushy Hill, South Woodham Ferrers
A remarkable south facing landslip scarp with some rare invertebrates.